Women’s Leadership Scholarships

A Direct Impact on Women Students

Our scholarships have encouraged students to work hard, get involved, and expand their skills and interests. Our collective support sends an inspiring message to the next generation of leaders.

“My goal is to get my master’s in Labor Relations and Human Resources, which I will be obtaining at URI through their accelerated program. Here at URI, I am a part of a student organization called P.I.N.K. Women. This stands for Powerful, Independent, Notoriously Knowledgeable Women. Being a part of this organization has taught me so much about networking, giving back to the community, and putting your best foot forward in academics. In addition, I helped establish URI’s first Arts and Crafts Club and served on the executive board as the Vice President. In my free time, I enjoy reading and writing poetry and meditating to help relieve stress. This scholarship opportunity has impacted me positively because it has removed a financial barrier that I thought could potentially deter me from pursuing my college education. Also, receiving this scholarship has motivated me to do my best academically. Thank you for believing in me and gifting me this opportunity.” —Ibiolatiwa Akomolafe ’24

“The aid from the Women’s Leadership Council allowed me to focus on my studies and passions without the added stress of finances. Their generosity reminded me of the kindness of others, and I plan to replicate this compassion in my interactions with patients. Thank you!” —Marisa Jacobs, Pharm.D. ’22

Read the Women Transforming Women Scholarship Fund Impact Report.

Past Recipients

2021: Marisa Jacobs, Pharm.D. ’22
2020: Jessi Florendo ’20
2019: Aria Mia Loberti ’20
2018: Victoria DaSilva ’20
2017: Jarolyn Fernandez ’17
2016: Rachael Lomp ’16
2015: Lauren Fiske ’14

To Apply

The Women’s Leadership Council encourages undergraduate women to apply for the Women Transforming Women Endowed Scholarship. One scholarship is awarded annually. The application period typically runs from April 1 to June 30.

  • Students must submit an application via Academic Works. (Search for “Women Transforming Women” in the search bar.)
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time woman-identified student who holds a leadership position on campus.
  • The student must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • The awarding of this scholarship may affect a student’s current financial aid package.
  • Only current students are eligible.

The Women Transforming Women Endowed Scholarship

You can support female-identified students by giving to the Women Transforming Women Scholarship. A scholarship is awarded annually to a student who holds a leadership position on campus and maintains a 3.0 grade point average.